He Gives Love

image1CA8909EB-9FD9-4D9B-8831-5C78A61B2B06The Spirit Of The Lord

27: He gives life

This hope does not disappoint us, for God has poured out his love into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit, who is God’s gift to us. Romans 5:5

I urge you, friends, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love that the Spirit gives: join me in praying fervently to God for me. Romans 15:30

The Holy Spirit gives love. The Bible tells us that God is love and His Spirit is full of love. Love is a virtue that is greatly lacking in the world and in mankind because man is naturally selfish and self preserving. It is very difficult for someone who is self focused and self gratifying to have love.

This is because love requires sacrifice and God intentionally made it so. He wants love to cost us something. Love is not easy and it is not cheap. God Himself had to come as Jesus to suffer and show us love and the way to love.

In order to love, we must offer ourselves as living sacrifices and die to the flesh and human nature which loves pleasure and fun. We cannot die to the flesh without the Holy Spirit. He is the one that produces good fruits in us. God poured out His love on us by means of His Holy Spirit. The more we yield to Him and depend on Him, the more His love flows and manifests through us.

It is all by the grace of God. If we try to love by our own effort, we will fall flat on our faces because without Him, we can do nothing and man’s power is of no use as long as love and spirituality is concerned. Even physical power and energy is given by God as a blessing.

Jesus Himself loved by the power of the Holy Spirit when He was on earth. He was constantly filled with the Holy Spirit. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we will manifest hundred fold fruits of love, peace, joy, gentleness etc.

But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Matthew 13:23

He is the one that gives us the ability to love. Even the love that non believers have is from God because He is the author of life and love. Jesus Christ produces love in us by His Holy Spirit so we must cling to Him and His Spirit as Lord.

Your lives will be filled with the truly good qualities which only Jesus Christ can produce, for the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:11

May we cooperate with the Holy Spirit so that we can be filled with His Spirit and in turn be filled with the fruit of love to bless a dying world. May we become effective as Christians instead of failures in love. When we fail in love, we have failed as Christians and are no longer effective.

May we please God always by the love that the Holy Spirit gives. Come Lord Jesus.

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